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Dr. William Barta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: SMH 217B

Email: wb231@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Phone: 973-513-3513

  • Bio
  • Current Research
  • Grants
  • Selected Publications


Between 2001-2009, Dr. Barta studied public health aspects of HIV, including alcohol-involved sexual risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS and intervention-focused studies of antiretroviral medication adherence. Between 2010-2017, Dr. Barta turned his attention to some of the social determinants of HIV/AIDS, particularly racialized mass incarceration, and supported grants aimed at improving the physical and mental health of currently and formerly incarcerated persons.

Current Research

Dr. Barta is currently re-focusing his attention on the study of alcohol and alcohol-related harms, in support of Dr. Matthew Lee’s study of the lifespan developmental aspects of alcohol abuse and dependence.


  Principal Investigator, “Alcohol Involved Sexual Risk Behavior Among HIV+ Persons”
  Investigator, Advancing Correctional Nurse Competencies for Quality Care (PI Deborah Shelton)
  Investigator, Connecticut Correctional Health Services Research Partnership (PI Deborah Shelton)


Selected Publications

Barta, W.D., Fisher, V., & Hynes, P. (2016).  Re-Conviction Rates of DUI Offenders: Intensive Supervision Program completers.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.  DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2016.1237519

Barta, W.D., Shelton, D., Cepelak, C., & Gallagher, C. (2015). Promoting a sustainable academic-correctional health partnership: Lessons for systemic action research. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 1-24.

Maruca, A.T., Shelton, D. & Barta, W.D. (2015). A booster intervention in a Connecticut correctional institute: A pilot study. Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing & Health Sciences, 1, (1), 1-9.

Kiene, S., Barta, W., Tennen, H. & Armeli, S. (2009). Alcohol, helping young adults to have unprotected sex with casual partners: Findings from a daily diary study of alcohol use and sexual behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 29, 73-80.

Barta, W., Portnoy, D., Kiene, S.M. Tennen, H., Abu-Hasaballah, K.S. & Ferrer, R. (2008). A Daily Process Investigation of Alcohol-Involved Sexual Risk Behavior Among Economically Disadvantaged Problem Drinkers Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior, 12 (5), 729-740.